Recycling, when applicable, and safely disposing of hazardous waste go hand-in-hand when it comes to protecting the environment. Our last blog post reviewed what materials can be recycled, so today we’re going to tackle what needs to be done with hazardous items. We get lots of questions about disposing of hazardous substances, so here are the basics.
Not sure what trash is considered “hazardous”? Many common household items are hazardous as waste and should not be included in your normal trash container. The following everyday items must be kept separate for disposal:
- Refrigerators and appliances
- Paint (liquid)
- Other chemicals
Advantage Disposal is not licensed to handle this type of waste, so we cannot accept these materials as part of our routine trash pickup services. Please do your part to protect our planet by not including any of these hazardous items in your container for garbage collection.
Residents of Schenectady County may be able to dispose of those items via the Schenectady County Yard Waste Composting Facility and Resident Recycling Center in Glenville. Please visit their website for details.